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Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water    by Vylar Kaftan order for
Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water
by Vylar Kaftan
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Tor, 2019 (2019)
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* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

Vylar Kaftan's novella Her Silhouette, Drawn in Water centers on normals fear of telepaths in a near future Earth. It opens on prison planet Colel-Cab, where Bee follows fellow prisoner Chela through a maze of caverns, striving simply to survive and perhaps recover some memory of the atrocity she committed to end up there.

Bee loves Chela and depends on her for her very survival; but can she trust her? Bee continues to attempt to use her telepathic power, seeking an escape. Though she is painfully shut down each time, she does finally make contact - and remembers - her beloved wife, Jasmine. Ten years have passed but Jasmine helps her to escape and to reconstruct what happened to her, and why.

It's very cleverly written, one of the most credible depictions of what it might be like to be a telepath that I have read.

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